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How-to Make Raquel Allegra Inspired Pieces

I’m a huge fan of Raquel Allegra’s distressed pieces. When she was unable to find what she wanted at thrift shops, she shopped L.A. county jail and found t-shirts that were worn in just as she needed them to be. That’s right, all her pieces are made of t-shirts. Raquel distresses each creation by hand and turns each incarcerated t-shirt into a free flowing beautiful piece that drapes wonderfully over any outfit.

My favorite piece, the Shredded Caftan (pictured left) is retailing for $1,190. With other pieces like the ones seen in the screen shot below ranging from $198 – $590.

Thank goodness for Camille’s “Shredded tee tutorial” on Youtube below (scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to watch it)!

Click the image below to see Raquel’s scarves:

Click to watch a how-to video by blogger, Camille for Childhood Flames: